The Saints take on the Blues in the Thursday Night Football Encounter for Round 5 of the 2020 AFL Season.
Last week saw some more upsets during the season and there is a surprise packet sitting second on the AFL Ladder in the Gold Coast Suns. Check out some of the highlight from round four below.
Both sides are coming off wins last week and will be looking at continuing some great form. Both teams are coming off a shortened break after the original Thursday Night game between the Eagles and the Tigers was cancelled.
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Tipping Results So Far
Season – 23/35 = 65.7%
Carlton Blues vs St Kilda Saints
Round 22 2019, Carlton 11.12 78 – St Kilda 10.8 68
(Carlton by 10 Points)
Last 5 Meetings
Carlton – 1 Win
St Kilda – 4 Wins
Current Head to Head Odds
Carlton – $2.05
St Kilda – $1.80
The Blues managed another close victory and got up against the Bombers by just the 1 Point with Sam Docherty continuing to impress after a lengthy absence from the game.
The Saints knocked off the reigning premiers with an impressive 26 Point victory in which their forwards had decent games.
A couple of changes for this match with Carlton defensive midfielder Zac Fisher back in for this clash and Jack Silvagni going out.
The Saints welcome back captain Jarryn Geary with impressive recruit Zak Jones having to miss the match through injury.
Why the Blues Can Win
The Blues are playing confident football at the moment and look a better side with Sam Docherty controlling play off the half backline. They got a good supply from big forward Levi Casboult last week with 3 Goals and if he provides the same quality targeting up forward for this game they are always a chance.
The Saints will also need to stop the in-form Patrick Cripps as he is getting the ball out of congestion at will and will always give Carton a chance to move the ball forward.
Why the Saints Can Win
New Saints small forward Dan Butler is looking the goods up forward at the moment, and Tim Membrey finally found some form last week with 3 Goals.
If the Saints can somehow stop the impact that Patrick Cripps may have on this match, it will go a long way to them winning the game.
Rowan Marshall, Jack Billings and Jack Steele had good games in the middle last week, and the run and carry of Brad Hill may well prove significant. The Saints will make it very tough for the Blues in this match.
Our Pick – St Kilda (Win)
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